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Posted By: are unhappy. nm on 2009-09-24
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You obviously have the wrong company. If they dont IM you, then you dont have it on..
I smell management. Nothing you said makes sense unless there is another Focus out there.
Probably a company we should stay away from.
I am looking for a new home, and have been testing and interviewing like crazy, which I am sure is true for the rest of you. I imagine by the time Precyse gets around to contacting any of us, we will have found a new home.

Makes you wonder if they actually have positions available or if they just like to post ads.
Why would you stay with a company
reason most of us work is to buy groceries for our families and put a roof over our heads.  I couln't afford to work for a company that didn't pay decent.  What good is a company if you are living in a tent?
Definitely stay away from this company....
As someone else mentioned, lots of drama, no communication at all from the owner, and very low pay. They also offshore to India.
Which company is this; I want to stay far away
from them
STAY AWAY from this company!
Horrible experience, I wouldn't wish this company on my worst enemy.
TCI, Ohio...Please stay away from this company
The pay is horrible. The owner degrades you on a daily basis and they promise you tons of work and then CUT you when times get slow. Please from one fellow MT to another...don't waste your time! You deserve much better!
STAY AWAY!!! This company used to be called...

Quality Medical Transcription in Blue Springs, MO (which is not far from Pleasant Hill, MO), owned by the same contact person.  Not only do they offer ridiculous line rates (7 cpl w/o spaces IC status), when I worked with them my pay checks always bouced....that is after they would actually show up. 

Unless you are just absolutely desperate for work....I sincerely do not recommend working for this family. 

Also, check out the link below (same person/family)

I dont work for this company, but I do want to say...
I read all of the replies to your question so far, and it is nice to see all the support from your coworkers. All had very thoughtful and well thought out replies. Must be a nice company to work for, and I think you are fortunate to work there.

Good luck improving your line count.
I don't have any info, but I took it you meant to stay away from this company. Maybe you should r
They try to stay in TAT, even on weekends (as they should) Good company.
So you stay with a company that makes it hard to
They dont outsource...THEY ARE AN OVERSEAS COMPANY
check out www.spi-bpo.com  you will see that they are 100% owned by the Philippine Telephone Company now.   The US venture holder sold them.   I know they have lost many accounts over the last year or so.   I know they also have a lot of turnover in management.   I'd steer clear of these folks.
I dont know this company but I would absolutely hold into a job I had until I was sure these
companies arent playing games.  I dont trust any of them anymore.  
Any company who wants to stay in business sends work out
It is called a blended model.  Hospitals are demanding a better price and US companies must offer offshore work that is edited by US MTs to compete.  It is just like voice recognition, a company must offer this platform or lose the ability to bid on the work.  It is not for every hospital and it is not for every situation.  Therefore, if a company does not have the ability to offer a lower price with non-domestic labor plus have a  voice rec option, they will find themselves unable to compete in tomorrow's marketplace.  Those who cannot compete will lose market share and continue to run out of work.  Those who can compete will continue to hire MTs and grow market share.
Glad you love your company. Hope you stay there - LOL
I agree, they are unprofessional and rude. They throw you into a pool that they have overhired for and there is not enough work to go around... then they cry and complain when youre not hitting your production. They set impossible standards.... unless youre a brown-noser, in which case, see those peoples posts as the ones who would say anything positive about DSG. Its like the movie Mean Girls, and the mean girls are running the show there.
You dont think any company wont save a penny anywhere they
STAY AWAY from this company! Do a search here. Lots of information, none of it good.

I dont cherry pick, never did. I dont do that to my coworkers on my account.

What is the new status. I dont understand what it means. I dont need their benefits nor do I want
I dont know what that means. I am an SE. I dont sit and wait for work I come back in when it is
there so I never had to deal with Amherst when there was no work because I just stopped working and did other things. My feeling is if this doesnt work there are other jobs out there.
I just dont want to hit that extra space if I dont get paid for it, ya know. No message.
If I cant make QA, dont give me work. Dont dock
I didnt get the packet, do we have to take their insurance if we dont need it. I dont want it. Wish
I would have gotten the stupid thing to read.
I can't afford to stay with VR. If they paid more, I'd stay.
The situation sucks. I really liked this company when I started there. I know they read these forums, and they are aware that we are unhappy over VR line rates. They stroke us with cute emails and say we're the best, but I can't feed my family on praise. They're turning into another MedQuist, and so I'll be leaving.
Well, I know that MTs from my office have quite MQ and they dont post on here but I dont know how
many. I think MTs with MQ may be getting second jobs and just working for 2 different places at the same time which is probably the smart thing to do anymore because MQ will continue with this short TAT and as it spreads throughout other  offices people will continually be running out of work especially after going on DQS.
Sorry if I dont like gutter humor. Also dont like
Stay low and stay very, very quiet. Do not
ask questions, do not talk to the supervisors unless forced to. The answer will always be the same, that you are the only one who has an issue, everything else is perfect. Never mention anyone's name. This place has the mentality of the Borg, everyone has been assimilated, which means if your supervisor does not like you, or does not like your friend, you have no chance. You associate with so and so, so you are exactly like them. That quickly goes through the Borg network and every team lead, ROM, and person in management, including HR, is aware of it. You'll be labeled a trouble maker and your life will not be worth living. Any trial to clear your name will be done in the fashion of the trial of witches. You are in a dunking chair - if you drown you are innocent but it is too late by then.

Remember, a ROM never makes a mistake and never tells something that isn't true. They are perfect (and nastier than a pack of hiennas.)

If you run out of work, it is your fault. You are just lazy. Can't make enough to take care of your family? Too bad, you need to work harder.

And forget getting an answer from management. It doesn't
happen. So, as before, stay low and very quiet.

And do a good job? You can be assured that if you do a good job, do what you are supposed to do, and stay quiet, no one will even recognize your name. They have no idea where you work, what your schedule is, or that you even belong to Transcend.

Dont kid yourself that people dont know what is going on. Do you honestly think these office people
dont talk. Maybe you should make sure you know what you are talking about before you open your mouth.
Stay away from

Stay away from OSI then...
Will promise you the world, but then it crumbles beneath you!
Stay away . . . stay far away! (sm)
Not only do they offshore (& offer you the opportunity to earn pennies editing the accounts you worked so hard to develop normals for, etc), but they're one of the companies that docks your lines for the ENTIRE report if you make an error that the client complains about. TRS does that, too.

Make certain about the pay dates -- the employee handbook said they pay the Friday following the end of the pay period on Saturday (i.e., 6 days), but the pay schedule I received showed they make you wait 13-15 days after the end of the pay period.

Were you offered transcription or SR? I've heard good things about the Dictaphone platform they use, but the general opinion seems to be the SR part doesn't work. They offered me 8.5 to transcribe (to start) but 3.5 for SR.

Also do make certain to factor in the several hours you'll spend in uncompensated time printing out all their documents and downloading all the stuff from their FTP site. They don't supply equipment because the recruiter said that 25-50% of the units arrived damaged. Strange -- other companies don't seem to have that problem. I spent 9 years with ddi --> MQ, had probably 5 computers sent out in all that time with nary a problem.

In conclusion, make absolutely certain what you're agreeing to. Personally I find the huge corporations unpleasant to work for -- why should I transcribe to pay layer upon layer of executives, vice presidents of this and that, etc.?
stay away

they have had problems with pay and work load.  I had to find a new job.

I will stay and see if I can do it
depending on the requirements of part-time and as long as I can have flexibility to make my schedule when I want it!
I'd stay away...
I was recently offered a job with them, it was for a QA position, allegedly, but then it turned out to be editing on a voice recognition account. I accepted and started getting set up with downloading software, I'd email with a problem and not get a response for days, if I got a response at all, then I'd discover that the guy was responding to me via Yahoo Messenger, not email, even though I haven't been logged on to Yahoo for a week and he didn't bother to tell me that I could expect any communication from him to come via Yahoo. I'm not particularly impressed with the level of professionalism displayed by these people.

Pay is pretty low, I think they start out their entry level transcriptionists at some ridiculously low rate, it was 2 or 3 cents/line, but I heard it's gone up to like 5. I was offered 7 cents/line for transcription and 3 cents/line for editing with five years' experience.

They claim to have a bonus/incentive program, but I asked for specifics and was completely ignored.

They require you to work three days doing five jobs a day at no pay as an "evaluation period."

They were going to sell me a foot pedal at a discount, I sent them a check, and the guy claimed that he'd send it as soon as their shipment arrived and I'd receive it in two business days, but a week and two days after this shipment allegedly was arriving, I still hadn't received it. No email informing me of why, when it would come, etc.

Apparently there were some issues in the past with paychecks bouncing, which I hear has been fixed, but I don't know. I had an oogy feeling about them from the start, and I only accepted the offer as a "just in case" type thing, in case none of the other companies I'd applied to offered me a job.
It's been slow but due to them overhiring. I'm still new at this so when the work slowed down I freaked. Do you have any idea what months are the slowest?
I would stay put- sm
If I were you, I would stay put. I was doing 250-300 lph at MQ, they have now adjusted my lines and am now doing 130-160 lph. No benies. You are actually doing pretty good and I make 10.25 cpl. I had one day I made $12.40 for one hour. I would stay put if I were you, at least you know the system and the doctors.
I'm still there, but trying to stay
Which isn't easy. QA program isn't exactly fair from a money standpoint as they don't give you any context from which to learn from the presumed errors in order to get to 100 percent. They only tell you the word you got wrong, no context, no copy of the report. There's no way to challenge or clarfy what QA says (I've tried). If there is an error that's in a macro or normal, you'd never know in order to change it. QA needs revamping, and QA rules your income potential. As they say on M-TV NEXT!
I would stay with MQ
definitely stay where you are at.

You have the best position right now.  Working for nationals or otherwise at home is just bad nowadays.  I would really like to be in-house and paid hourly, and I am keeping my ears and eyes open for a position.  Take care.

Stay away
I worked full time for them and never had enough work.  The pay is horrible and the VR is the WORST!!!!!!!!!!  SO glad that I left!
almost all ESL and going to VR stay put nm
stay away!!!
They are a horrbile company to be associated with in any way!  They lie, they have horrible ethics and...I could go on and on!
Stay away!!!!
I worked for them a while back and they care more about the almighty dollar (quantity) rather than quality.  They give you a primary account and then will take it away from you with no notice.  They say they want everyone to be cross-trained, but how in the world are you supposed to make any money by switching accounts all the time?!  Also, they have been known to cut your pay without notice too.
stay away.
They are moving to hourly.
Stay away from MQ
Seriously! I've worked for them in the past and they're the devil. Think about it, they have their OWN board on this site. I've worked for both.
So they need to stay w/ your co. x3 yrs.
Smart lady, wish I worked for you.
Stay away!!!
Please do not even consider working for this company. I noticed there are new names under the job placement ads. I have no clue if Mary Beth is still working there or not. I had a horrible experience with this company. It's not worth your time. You never get paid on time. They start you off at 4 cents per line while you are on QA. It took me almost 2 months to get my first pay check. Not worth your time. Heavy turnover. Look elsewhere quickly!!!!!!!
Stay away from TTS
Went from TTS to Trans Tech due to many issues. Couldn't be happier. These are great folks, good pay, and best of all open lines of communication.
Stay away!!!
Please do not even consider working for this company. You will be sorry.........